ISSUE 83  |  Entertaining: Summer Edition

Beyond the Barbecue: 10 Outdoor Kitchens

August 02, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Spotted lately, fully equipped outdoor kitchens for plein air dining (no trips to the indoor fridge or sink required). Here are 10 standout examples.


Above: LA design collective Commune created this pergola-like outdoor kitchen in a remodel of a Buff & Hensman house in Nichols Canyon. (N.B. For more information, see Commune in Nichols Canyon, LA.) Photography by Richard Powers.


Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in South Carolina by architect Heather A. Wilson (see more at The Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor House?).


Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in the Netherlands, via VT Wonen (first spotted on Vosges Paris).


Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via LA-based photographer Laure Joliet.

Above: Architect Guilherme Torres’ kitchen in Sao Paolo, Brazil, opens onto a tree-filled courtyard (see more at A Magical Kitchen in Brazil).  


Above: Made of separate components, the WWOO kitchen by Dutch designer Piet Jan van den Kommer offers ultimate flexibility; for more on the WWOO kitchen, see The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen. Image via vtwonen.


Above: A kitchen in Capetown in a house owned by Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee of Olive Studio via New Zealand House and Leisure. Photo by Micky Hoyle. 


Above: Students from Budapest University designed this outdoor kitchen as part of the Odooproject; see more at Archdaily


Above: An outdoor kitchen in Sweden from Ikea; the wicker storage chest is the Byholma; $69.99. 


Above: A summer house in Denmark by Kontur Arkitekter.